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general and the chief of staff and also the u.s. securities and exchange commission where she served as counsel to the chairman and christopher cox and the attorney at the division where she investigated the financial fraud and insider trading and other violations of the security walls where she spent time as a litigator and clerking. we are talking about sigtarp, the special inspector general for t.a.r.p.. the treasury continues improving excessive pay for the top executives. maverick writes on twitter and says it seems a lot of these issues could have been negated or negotiated before the bailout was approved. is that -- >> that's interesting. one of the things the we constantly report is finance that could have been done better. you have to respect that a lot of the decisions were made with a sense of urgency. but the compensation decisions were not. there was plenty of time to set up a good system for that and even for the decisions that were made in the rush it is important that we point out how things could have gone better because let's say that we get in a situation, and we h
in the united states but policies here in the u.s. contrast sharply to international counterparts. for example, homosexuals are not restricted from membership in canada or even most european associations. even the u.s. girl scouts have a different policy, accepting gay and transgender members into their associations. the boy scouts of america have almost three million members and 70% of the troops are sponsored by church groups, who oppose homosexuality. in 2000 the u.s. supreme court ruled the group has a constitutional right to refuse gay members. it's a policy many parents want upheld. >> it is not hate. it is not bigotry. it is choice how to raise my children in what i perceive to be my christian values. >> on sunday president obama weighed in urging the group to open its membership to everyone. he agrees. >> the boy scouts are unwilling to lift the ban they simply won't be relevant to a generation that decided to embrace lbgt brothers sisters, coworkers neighbors, friends. >> for now the ban remains in place. scout leaders say they need more time to consider and consult before deciding to
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